After being undefeated all season, Color Guard won first place in the Texas Color Guard state competition at A&M University College Station on Saturday, April 11.
“It was very emotional, I mean it was very surprising,” sophomore Lillia Hernandez said. “We were a little worried that we wouldn’t get first place, but we did so, we were crying and very happy.”
The team worked at and practiced their routine constantly all season long in order to win the state competition.
“We practiced pretty much every week since November until our competition. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 5:45 to 9:00 at night,” Hernandez said. “There were a few holidays, normal school holidays that we also had off, but in each practice, we always start with a fundamentals exercise to get our hands warmed up. Then we go into dance and choreography, learning the show or fixing the show and that kind of stuff. Then we usually do a run of the show at the end of every practice.”